Stephen Colbert on Omarosa’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Warning: ‘Oh, Really?’

Former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman joined the cast of “Celebrity Big Brother” this season, making her on-screen debut Wednesday in part one of a three-night premiere, and Stephen Colbert made quick work of her comments regarding her time in the White House on Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show.”

On Thursday’s installment of “Celebrity Big Brother,” Manigault-Newman dished to her roommate Ross Matthews. In a clip, she’s shown telling Matthews, “I was haunted by tweets every single day — like what is he going to tweet next?”

“Oh, really?” Colbert asked sarcastically. “Oh, really, you were haunted? Out here it’s been the Trumpityville horror.”

“Also, Omarosa, pro tip,” he continued. “When you’re on a reality show” — he approached the camera — “whispering doesn’t really work. Trump can still hear you.”

On “Big Brother,” Matthews asked Manigault-Newman if the American public needed to be worried, to which she gave a quick nod. Matthews said he just needed her to say it would be okay, to which she responded, “Okay, no, it’s gonna not be okay.”

“Yeah…yeah,” Colbert responded in a fatalistic tone. “I believe you. I had an inkling things weren’t going to be okay when Trump hired Omarosa to work in the White House.”

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  1. This version of BB was obviously put on the air for political propaganda only. I can only imagine how much Omarosa is getting for her starring role. Plus the bonus, let’s see if the women can win if we stack the deck 6 to 5; correction, let’s be honest 7 to 5.

  2. Why, why, why would anyone, even so called celebrities ( playing pretty fast and loose with “celebrity” aren’t you?) believe a word Omarosa says?
    And why would anyone care?

  3. What Omarosa did was wrong and disgusting. Even if you dislike Trump as a president you should not say those things, especially on a show like BB.
    Bar always seems to drop a little bit more in this country.

  4. I can’t stand this guy and his brand of humor. She was having a real moment and because he’s so bitter that Trump won the Presidency race he has to rip her down. BB is not scripted for those of you who never watch it. So what she said were her own words. She also not stupid as Colbert made her out to be. She is well aware that she was being heard by everyone including Trump, and she didn’t care. It was about telling her true experience as a former Trump supporter in his Administration. So Colbert have a seat somewhere and sthu.

      • I can’t stand Fox “News” so I don’t watch it or read their “articles” and don’t waste my time commenting on them which is what people usually do when they can’t stand someone.

    • Jeez, lighten up. You may not like Colbert’s brand of humor but you are giving Omarosa too much credit here. She’s only bitter cause she was given the heave ho out the back door by Kelly. Otherwise she’d still be sucked up to her Dear Leader. You know, the one all his enemies will bow down to, per Omarosa.

      • She’s obviously a Russian troll. Probably has one of Trumps babies too living in one one of his sleazy hotels so that Russian women can have Russian babies born and bred in the US.

      • Seriously? Omarosa Managault is a sellout and an opportunist. I distinctly remember spitting coffee when I heard her on The View saying that we all would have to “bow down to President Trump”. I have seen her shade Wendy Williams and Bethenny on their own shows. And I have watched as a black American as she actively worked to erode fairness and support white supremacy, as a black woman. The fact that she took the job in the first place was the worst decision she could have possibly made. Now, that she was dumped and slapped in the face by the cold, sweaty hand of reality, she wants to cry and have people feel sorry for her? I don’t think so. Karma is a b***h and so is she. She is getting what she deserves.

        • Already, you are totally forgetting who hired her in the first place. Trump had Omaraosa in his team. If Trump had employed other African Americans then there would be no controversy at all and everyone would have left Omarosa alone. This is blowhard Trumps doing than it is Omarosa , and anyone who does not know this means you are clearly a tool of Trumps.

        • Why doesn’t Variety have up/down votes? This is the best, more reality-based comment I’ve read on this mess of a woman. She regularly sells her soul to the highest bidder, and Trump supporters are taking her BB “drama” sketch seriously? If the bar goes any lower, there will be no bar.

  5. CBS pays a washed up, so called celebrity to come on a scripted reality show to tell the American people what is going on in the White House. We know Hollywood’s view on Trump, we don’t need their fake input through a so called reality show to persuade us. This lady would do anything for a buck!

    • So although, you know hollywood is left, that is still not preventing tools like you from coming to Variety as opposed to the Trump channel like Fox News and Breitbart, and watching left wing movies and listening to left wing music such as Springsteen, U2 and Katy Perry. You’re just as thick headed as the Trump supporters out there

    • I’m not a fan of Omarosa or Big Brother or Hollywood either. But let’s be clear: Trump is just as much a product of Hollywood as she is. Before The Apprentice he was just a 5-deferments, 6-times-bankrupt New York punchline who would have been richer if he’d just left Daddy’s millions in the bank… a guy who managed to lose money running casinos. Then Hollywood sold him to us as The American Dream.

  6. She is just like some children … She doesn’t care whether she gets positive attention or negative attention, just so long as she gets attention!! It’s time to put her in “Time Out.”

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